Cyrus Todiwala named BBC Food Personality of the Year

todiwala‘He epitomises what a celebrity chef should be’

Judging Panel, 2014 BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards

(2 May 2014) Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL was named Food Personality of the Year at last night’s BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.

‘Cyrus is as passionate about the catering industry as he is about curry. His approach to teaching and sharing his passion on and off the screen is undoubting. He epitomises what a celebrity chef should be,’ said the judging panel.

Public votes came in from viewers of Saturday Kitchen on BBC One, where Cyrus is a regular guest, and other BBC programmes. He appeared in the BBC Two hit food series The Incredible Spicemen last autumn.

Cyrus said, ‘Pervin and I are very grateful to everyone who voted, to the BBC and to all the judges. Their belief and support have been terrific and the outpouring of goodwill since last night has touched us so much. That a chef of Indian cuisine has been recognised in this way also shows how much Britain continues to take the fine culinary traditions and food of Asia into its heart.

‘I am beyond honoured!’

Previous recipients of the award include Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver and James Martin.

For more information on Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala, contact Gina McAdam on 07879648930.

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